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Blue Funeral Home
Monday May 2nd, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Monday May 2nd, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Earlie Jean Jones

Earlie Jean Jones, Age 65, of Marion, passed away at 5:25pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Herrin Hospital.

Earlie was born in Marion on March 3, 1957, the daughter of George and Lucille (Valliant) Buchanan. She married Robert Keith 'Bob' Jones on June 26, 1999 at Paul's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Marion. He preceded her in death on April 3, 2018. She was of Christian faith. She loved traveling and spending time with friends and family and spending time with her beloved grandchildren. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a CNA and also at American Magnetics for many years.

Survivors include- Daughters- Renee Mitchell of Herrin; Serena Buchanan of Marion; Sons- Tony Gray and wife Karen of Carpentersville, IL; Robert Keith 'Toby' Jones, Jr of Indiana; Nine grandchildren: Kristi Murphy of Carterville; Levelle Simon of Marion; Trevor Cosby of Marion; Sebastian Ellis of Marion; Tyler Gray, Ethan Gray and Justin Robert Gray of Carpentersville; Wyatt Jones and Madison Jones of Indiana; Six great grandchildren; Sisters- Mary Chevalier of Michigan and Georgia Buchanan of Marion; Brother- Joe Buchanan of Marion; Several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter- Ebony Simon.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 2, 2022 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Rev. Virgil Walton will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of service, Monday at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

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I worked at American Magnetics for 44 years and Earlie worked for me. She was such a nice person. I met up with her again at Logan Gyn and we had lunch together once. Loved her. I did not know she had passed. Sorry for the family.

Janet Sprague Jun 27 2022 5:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Earlie Jones

Krissy May 8 2022 3:25 PM

On behalf of the family I would like to thank all of you have reached out and view my mothers obituary. She was a very special person to me and very kind and caring to all those who meet her. It has definitely been a long road to walk however it is made easier knowing that she has touched so many in such a positive way.....even if she was very opinionated. THANK YOU ALL.

Antonio M Gray May 4 2022 11:13 PM

I wish to send my condolences with a heavy heart to the family, extended family, friends, and no strangers of Ms Earlier Jean on behalf of myself Cedric A Isaac Indianapolis, IN

Cedric Isaac May 2 2022 10:18 AM

So sad to hear this I worked with her at American Magnetics years ago.
Very funny and very sweet lady.
Your journey is just now beginning.
Prayers for her family.

Kim Humphrey Apr 29 2022 7:35 AM